Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal (Metro Books Edition)

Foods That Harm, Foods That Heal (Metro Books Edition)

by Joe Schwarcz, Fran Berkoff
     
 

Are eggs good for you, or should you avoid them? Is oat bran as helpful as commonly believed? Find the facts you need to know about diet and health in Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal, a comprehensive, commonsense guide to eating healthy and staying healthy. Superbly illustrated and filled with key findings from leading experts in nutrition and medicine, thisSee more details below

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Are eggs good for you, or should you avoid them? Is oat bran as helpful as commonly believed? Find the facts you need to know about diet and health in Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal, a comprehensive, commonsense guide to eating healthy and staying healthy. Superbly illustrated and filled with key findings from leading experts in nutrition and medicine, this important book will help you sort through contradictory claims and warnings about food and health.

Many ailments can be prevented by avoiding foods known to be harmful; at the same time, illnesses often respond to the curative properties of foods and the vitamins in them.

Garlic and onions, for example, can help lower cholesterol levels, while menstrual problems may be alleviated by iron-rich foods such as fish and shellfish. In addition to helping prevent cancer, arthritis and thyroid problems, diet can also play a role in overcoming stress, insomnia, infertility and low energy.

Hundreds of easy-to-find entries in A-Z order give you the information you need on everything from acne and allergies to yogurt and zwieback. In-depth features focus on special concerns like healthful diets for children and adolescents and the nutritional needs of the elderly. Easy-to-read charts detail the benefits of vitamins, minerals, the food guide pyramids, and other basic elements of nutrition. Throughout you’ll find inspirational case studies of people whose lives were improved by dietary changes. The book also contains a glossary of nutritional terms and phrases, and a list of organizations that can offer advice about specific ailments.

One of the most revealing and helpful books ever published on the links between nutrition and health, Foods that Harm, Foods that Heal shows how to build a balanced diet that can help prevent or cure ailments while enhancing your eating pleasure.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435125247
Publisher:
Metro Books
Publication date:
11/30/2010
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
250,805
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.10(d)

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